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Coo-Var Glow Wall at The Museum

As some of you may have seen or heard about, Salisbury Museum has recently become the owner of Britain’s biggest ‘glow wall’.

The wall is painted with Coo-Var Luminous Paint, which glows in the dark after exposure to light. All you need is an LED torch to shine onto the wall; you can then can draw or write whatever you want to. The markings begin to fade immediately, meaning that within a couple of minutes you have another blank canvas. As you can imagine, the wall has so far proved very popular with children (and the museum staff!). We have already used it for a school workshop, where we used stencils of objects in our collections to create luminous images.

The wall will next be out and open to the public on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 February from 10am-4pm. I am currently making even more stencils, including a few inspired by Constable, to test out over the two days. If you know any children who would like to have go, or if you want to try it out for yourself, then come along!

Nicola (Aspire Trainee)

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